Clara Culpepper

11 February 1914–18 April 2007 (Age 93)
Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States

The Life of Clara

When Clara Culpepper was born on 11 February 1914, in Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States, her father, John Asberry Culpepper, was 28 and her mother, Fairy Grundy, was 29. She married Noel Johnston about 1934, in Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States. She lived in Grady, Curry, New Mexico, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 April 2007, in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Noel Johnston
Clara Culpepper
Marriage: about 1934

Spouse and Children

    Noel Johnston



about 1934
Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Asberry Culpepper





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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 9

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 26

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a herbalist or spicer, from Middle English cull(en) ‘to pick’ (Old French coillir, from Latin colligere ‘to collect or gather’) + peper ‘pepper’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Clara Culpepper in household of Fairy Culpepper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Culpepper in household of John A Culpepper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Johnston in entry for Rayford Or Ray Culpepper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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